Saturday, February 28, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
|Mercy Okojie & Obi Emenloye|
|Mary Remmy Njoku|
I was really looking forward to this movie - it featured all my favourite people - Ramsey Nouah, Mercy Johnson Okojie, Mary Remmy Njoku, Jide Kosoko and loads more. Missing this premiere was not an option. Thankfully I got there on time and met other pressmen (paparazzi to you) still setting up their equipment. I joined them. (Even if all I did was bring my camera out of my handbag, I still had to make sure the battery was ok and the SD card intact. That was my own prep. I shall not be left behind.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Mercy Johnson Okojie - a versatile and delightful actress. Always ready to display her skills - be it as a posh lady or an agbero. Mercy will deliver - never found wanting.
Mary Remmy Njoku - a sight for sore eyes. I remember when she started her acting career and my attention was drawn to her performance. Her performance in BB babes - pure joy! But that is most likely because I love her anyways. Give me Mary Remmy anyday - I will happily spend the entire weekend watching her. (Pun intended)
My favourite actor and actresses have the premiere of their latest movie - THY WILL BE DONE taking tomorrow - Thursday 26th February 2015. The movie is produced and directed by award winning director Obi Emelonye (of Last Flight to Abuja and The Mirror Boy fame) and Roks Studios. The premiere is scheduled to take place at BFI Imax Waterloo in Central London. The red carpet starts at 6pm and the screening starts at 7pm. Ye all take note - no African time!
I cant wait to see this movie - the trailer has tantalised and gotten me extremely curious. The movie is about a Pastor who is torn between standing with his first wife who had an accident and was supposedly buried but turns up at his home a couple of years after the burial or staying with his current wife whom he married after the 'death' of his first wife. The decisions a man has to make! Both women vie for his attention and affection and who wins in the end will be revealed at the end of the plot!! To find out how it all ends, all you have to do is turn up at the movie premiere. The effects of the car hitting Mary had my mouth open in an extremely wide 'O'. Get your tickets now from Event Brite. They are going fast! See you at the premiere tomorrow?
Watch the movie trailer below.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Today, I decided to experiment some more. I looked into the fridge and saw that I had some strawberries, blueberries and bananas. I decided to throw them together and make a quick smoothie. While I was at it, I remembered that I had some leftover oats in the cupboard and got those out too. Did I mention I love roughage in my smoothies? The oats would see to that. Out came my processor and we are good to go.
Banana - washed and chopped. Blueberries - washed, strawberries - washed. Oats - check. Ice cubes - check and we are good to go. I dump all my ingredients into the processor, pour a cup of cold water and whizz away. I love making my smoothies with good old still or sparkling water. You can try substituting yoghurt, coconut milk, milk etcetera, etcetera in place of water when making your smoothie.
Voila!! A lovely fruity summery smoothie!! It might not yet be summer but permit me to borrow the term.
I had some fruit leftover and so I decided to make another variant of my fruity smoothie by substituting oats with kale - good old kale. A step in the right direction of focusing on a healthy new me,
Banana - check, Strawberries - check, Ice cubes - check, Kale - check, blueberries - check and again, I whizz away after adding a cup of water.
P.S: It tasted yummy to me but if you feel your smoothie is not sweet enough, you can add a few spoons of honey to yours for an extra zing!!
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Friday, September 26, 2008
I've made some unbeliveable friends online and will still stop by ur pages from time to time but may not be able to update as frequently as I used to. Thanks Guys for stopping by my page, laughing, crying and smiling with me and sharing in the events in my life and around me ............
Friday, August 22, 2008
The truth is actually she was hurting from exertion from work and me - from the various work outs I had been doing all week. We agreed we would run today instead. So this morning, we met at our usual time and started off on our slow run on one of our longest routes - the 6km one. We got to our first 2km landmark, rested a bit and started off on the second leg. The good thing about running is that after some time, the pain switches off and you just keep on moving without feeling as if you're the one running. Made the second land mark successfully, walked a little bit to rest and started off on our third leg. We got to the set landmark eventually and rested a little bit more, then started off on our final lap to the finish line. We made it back to our finishing line eventually - in 60 minutes. (I know loads of people make this same distance in 30 minutes or less but hey, we're still 'baby runners') LOL!! Back home, did a little bit of training with my dumbells for about 30 minutes, then prepared some breakfast.
I had been feeling very tired yesterday evening and didnt feel like doing the home workouts but while sitting on the sofa watching TV, TMF started showing "Most Wanted Celebrity Bodies". I told myself it wouldnt just do sitting down and watching others talk about their exercise regimes and well sculpted bodies and it inspired and motivated me to bring out my dumbells and start the workout I had been trying to convince myself I was too tired to do. Apparently, the stars secrets to those fabulous abs, arms and bodies we see everyday on the red carpet are various weight resistance training and high protein, low carb diets. So pronto, out came my own kit and I started my own weight training too while learning their 'muscled' secrets and tips. If you cant beat them........... lol!
Back to today - Immediately after breakfast, I crashed back onto my bed and went back to dreamland. Nothing like a much needed exertion and exercise to induce sweet dreams. LOL!! Woke up about lunch time and cleaned around the house, prepared lunch and then a friend of mine came around and we spent sometime gisting and gossiping. She said I still look the same and that my exercise hasnt had any effect yet as there is no visible weight loss. I know its a bit slow but hope to get there eventually. We stopped by the park on her way home - there was a carnival as well as a funfair going on there but cos of the rain, we didnt stay for long. Everywhere was too wet.
I'll tell you guys a bit about the home workouts. I love the tricep dips and I do them on my sofa arm. They are killers for the thighs though afterwards. Walking Lunges and Wide leg Squats are some other thigh and butt killers. They HURT! I have shelved doing any more walking lunges or any sort of lunges for the mean time. My thighs are complaining seriously. The crunches are good though. Loads of differnt types to practice thanks to my exercise books. There are a variety of bicep curls and presses I can do while seated and watching TV so I dont have to go to the gym. Very convenient. The only downside is the pain. It isnt exactly painful while you are training, its just that you wake up in pains - aching and hurting the morning after each workout. Taken to popping painkillers in double doses now to counter that.
I had a dramatic assessment sometime during the past week. It lasted the entire day and I was pretty much on my toes the entire time. Wanted to blog about it but having second thots. Huge doses of 'Should I' or 'Shouldnt I'? If I do change my mind, will put the post up. In this internet age, dont want a situation where I get to the next stage of the assessment and the first question I am asked is "Are you Calabar Gal?" That would be so embarassing!! This situation actually hapened to a defendant sometime during this past month. He had been prosecuted for medical negligence and took to talking about the jury and the case on his blog (he was blogging anonymously) while the case was going on although he substituted some names and stuff but somehow, the prosecution got to find out about the blog (Maybe the lawyers or their assistants were bloggers too) but they put two and two together from the things he had been saying on the various posts to determine which case he was talking about. When it got to the prosecution's turn to cross examine him, their first question was "Are you so so and so (Insert name of anonymous blogger here?" Of course, if he said no, that would be perjury and so he had to say yes, he was the anonymous blogger and the prosecution tendered all the pages of his blog with details of all what he had been saying about the members of the jury (oneof his statements had been that the jury were sleeping for the entire length of each court session)as well as other unsavoury things about the case. No prizes for guessing who won the case after that revelation.
I'm off to do some more home work outs and work those arms and abs. Do have a lovely weekend - right now, mine's still on the quiet side. Maybe tomorrow will be more eventful?
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I'm good and for the past three months have been having a race a month. Would have had 2 in June but only showed up for one and baled out of the other - couldnt face those terrible hills without good training. Was supposed to have had 2 races also this month but over slept and woke up 5 minutes before the first race was supposed to start. Lackadaisicalness huh? (hope I spelt that right.) The second race for this month was today and I had a good race. The race report can be found HERE.
What else has been happening to me?!?!? Let me think...............
I'll be back.......................................
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Couldnt resist posting a picture of this bold contestant at the first London 10000 which held on Bank Holiday Monday who appeared in his birthday suit and some green body paint. Didnt go with my camera. It was a dismal race for me and I hope to do better in other upcoming races. Other Pictures from the race can be found HERE and HERE thanks to another runner who turned up with his DSLR.
The race was well organised though and the marshalls and those who turned up to cheer were great and extremely encouraging even though runners like me didnt seem to be doing much. I think there were bands at every KM also and they were wonderful. Will definitely run this race agian next year - even if only to exorcise my demons from this year.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I have been mentioning to my friends that I must attend a make up school pretty soon to learn the art of putting on my make-up. To embark on this self improvement, I even googled make-up schools in london and found one offering a one week course for £5000 (brushes included) and another offering a one week course for £2000 as well as one by ICS learn for £600. Somehow learning how to make up through distace learning just does not cut it for me. I would love to see, learn and practice how its being done. So if anyone knows of any quickie make up schools out there in town (that I can afford) where I can learn how to strut my stuff, pls put a sista in the know.
What brought on this make-up rant? An email from the ever ubiquitous Bisi oh! So here is introducing Crystal Eyez. The lady knows her stuff. From Architect, Web Designer and now Make-up Artist. She don do pass virtuous woman abi? (smile) I have had a look at her website and I must commend the sista for her bold step into the industry. I look forward to the day when I would transform myself like Bisi did to this lady (Jummy) from this to this effortlessly:
Pls support the newest make up artist on the block and go have a look at her website.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Kung Hey Fat Choi - that means Happy New Year in Chinese. It was the start of the Chinese New Year - The Year of the Rat and there were loads of activities to mark the New Year. I had enjoyed the festivities which held last year and didnt want to miss out on this year's festivities and so off I went to Trafalgar Square and Chinatown for the New Year festival.
This year is the Year of the Rat. Each year in the chinese calendar is represented by an animal. It is believed by the chinese that Budha asked animals to meet him at the time of the New Year and so each new year is represented by the twelve animals (like a mascot) that came. 2008 is known as the Year of the Rat. Since there are 12 animal names, year names are re-cycled every 12 years. The chinese believe that every person born in the year of each animal has features of that animal's personality. Other animals are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
This year, I arrived in good time for the parade - I missed the parade last year ans wasnt prepared to miss out on the parade also this year. Thus, I was able to get a good spot where I could take loads of pictures unhindered. There were loads and loads of proper 'paps' like me there armed with their digital and DSLR cameras. I just refused to be oppressed by those carrying or hanging DSLR cameras and promised myself that come next year, I'll have one too hanging round my neck to oppress those who allow themselves to be oppressed. (smile)
The parade was lovely. Loads and loads of paps or should I say official photographers led the way and we sightseers had to beg them to get out of the way so the rest of us could take proper pictures too. (Smile) Then came the town crier, the mascots of the Beijing Olympics, then some 'rats', cartoon charaters, then gaily dressed dance troupes and cultural groups, lucky dragons, little kids dressed in beautifully made and brightly coloured garmets, they were a joy to behold. Of course, they smiled happily for those of us edging each other to take pictures. There were some acrobats too who performed some wonderful and daring cartwheels for the crowd as the parade went along.
It was an enjoyable parade even though a short one and it was soon over before it begun and off we went to trafalgar square for the dotting of the eyes of the dragon and other cultural performances lined up on the stage at the square. The blindfold was removed from the dragon and the dignitaries present were invited to 'dot' the eyes of the dragon. The dragon was supposedly brought onto the stage blind and when its eyes were painted on, it awoke and brought good luck into the new year. The sun shone brightly - too brightly for those of us amateurs with cameras. It was blinding our focus and there was nowhere to hide.
There were fireworks displays every hour from 2pm at Leceister Square and they were lovely. I didnt take a lot of pictures of the fireworks cos my sprint between Trafalgar Square and Leceister Square just before the hour each time wasnt enough to get me a good picture taking spot. (Smile) After the dotting of the eyes of the dragon, the money god arrived and then the cultural music, display and dances began. It is believed that red represents fire and that fire keeps away bad luck and brings prosperity and thus there were loads and loads of red lanterns in the square and around Chinatown, Leceister Square and Oxford Circus to keep away bad sprits and bring good luck.
I'm glad I went. Pictures from the Chinese New Year Celebrations can be viewed HERE. Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
The Happy Couple Cutting thier cake
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Do you want your personal experiences to help others?
PAM is collecting Nigerian stories for the Vagina Monologues. The official Naija version as pioneered by KIND and now 4 other partners. Naija version aside from Nigerian content also means a less shocking title. (smile) The great thing is that it will reach far more people this way.
The monologues are basically stories from real women, dramatized by actresses that offer release for the survivors and victims of abuse, and celebrate the essence of femininity. Proceeds from the shows go to organizations that fight violence against women. The awareness created galvanizes action. The culture of silence against violence against women and sexuality, the granite wall that shields atrocities needs to come down.
Do you have a story to share?
As soon as I was asked to participate in this project my mind went to "Blogville". Here I read what my society is mad not to discuss. Here women take refuge in the anonymity of the internet and release personal, shocking and painful memories. Childhood sexual assaults, rapes, date rapes, circumcision, as I recall some of these stories it hurts as I write. The Monologues isn’t all about violence. There’s a place for pleasure, humour, regret, reminiscing, expressing your feelings and your stand about what makes you woman. "Blogville" is such a place. Here Nigerian women have vaginas. They have opinions. Ive seen blogs on virginity, masturbation, being frigid, first periods, childbirth and orgasms; it’s another world. Im learning so much.
So are you up for soul baring? Complete privacy guaranteed. I don’t even want your name. The curious should please contact me at
Friday, November 23, 2007
Remember THIS POST I put up about this time last year? Well, my turn has come and come saturday, I'm heading to Essex for my own 'passing out' too with a mini entourage in tow. I'm not sure who to appoint as the official paparazzi but I'm looking forward to those shouts of 'yeahhh' and 'yessssss' and 'well done' as each name is being called. Remember London Buki's mum shouting 'Praise Jesus' at hers too? LOL! Well, on such days, you'll be unhappy if your relatives dont embarass u by expressing shouts of joy as you are called up so thank God I attended my man's last year cos I'll be reminding them in the car as we drive down for the ceremony to shout as loud as they can when its my turn. LOL!!
Maybe I'll put some pictures up when I'm back huh? Maybe not....... LOL!!
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thats how I had to go shopping for an outfit on a friday evening. I discovered there are loads and loads of us in this category. The fitting rooms at the shops I went to were filled with us last minute ladies shopping for an outfit for a wedding the next day. I used to pride myself on being a Size 14 but I seem to be expanding some more (despite the futile attempts at dropping some off) Size 14 bottoms were quite tight. Size 14 tops - dont even go there. The boobs wouldnt even let that happen. These are the same boobs that used to allow size 14 tops glide over them easily. Seems those days are gone - never to return? I hope not! LOL!! With great sorrow in my heart, I headed to the till with my Size 16 purchases. *Sob*, *Sob* , *Sob*.
I'm not a theatrical or dramatic person but I seem to be exhibiting some of it right now. LOL!! I pray these "Size 16 days" or cup will pass over me pretty soon. Got home with great sorrow and told my husband I'm now a size bigger. He's encouraging and says "Dont worry, its not that bad" . I'm seriously alarmed. Enough of my theatrics. I'll get over it and avoid those Aldi Maple syrup popcorns on the days I cheat. The cheating has just been so frequent recently and I am reaping the rewards cos the pounds have piled back on so fast. LOL!!
Monday, September 17, 2007
I've been following the story of Kate and Gerry McCann. Its getting more bizarre each passing day. It simply beggars belief that they have been made 'aguidos' in the case of their missing daughter. Ok. assuming and I repeat assuming they killed their daughter. They were foreigners in Portugal. Where would they have hidden their daughter's body in an area they were not familiar with that would not have been uncovered by the police or the natives by now? About the car where Maddie's DNA was found - It was hired 25 days after their daughter went missing. The Algarves were swarming with press and paparazzi who were following the every move of the McCanns. How did the McCanns give them a slip to dispose of the body? I hope that little girl is found or that some sense is made out of the messy investigation very, very soon because a lot of things just dont add up at all.
I ran another race over the weekend. The Hydro Active Race at Hyde Park. It was held in three cities at the same time - Birmingham, Liverpool and London. The race was good. Jampacked all the way from start to finish. I think there were about 20,000 runners that day. I must confess my fitness level has gone down but I still managed to finish in 45 minutes. I'm thinking very seriously of running my next race in fancy dress just for the fun of it. My next race would have been the Running 4Women 8k holding at Windsor on the 29th but the race has been cancelled due to the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease at Surrey. The organisers have offerred to transfer all entrants to the Brighton 8k which will hold in October for free as no refunds will be given on any monies paid. There is also talk about a discount on next years race although the percentage being discounted isnt known yet. I was looking forward so much to the 8k race. I may just take them up on the Brighton transfer offer.
Phuket is in the news again. This time, its not a tsunami but a plane crash and 89 are confirmed dead and several others injured. May thier souls rest in peace.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Thanks to all who said a prayer for me concering my post 'Prayers Galore' I can confirm that everything went more smoothly than I could ever imagine. I know that more positive things and testimonies are coming my way. Thanks for remembering me in your prayers and for your kind words to me.
I'll be back soon to put up a proper post.
Friday, August 24, 2007
That accident also made me remember how much God loved me then - even up till now. (smile) I remember the first time I had an accident. It wasnt through any fault of mine and Thank God I didnt hit anyone and no other car was involved. I had been stopped by FRSC (Federal Road Safety Corps) officials who had asked me for the regular stuff.
- Fire Extinguisher - Non Existent in my Car
- Triangle - Non existent
OK. let me stop opening my yansh before you guys think I was a negligent driver. LOL!! They now asked to check my brake & reverse lights. I stepped on the brakes for their benefit and reversed also so they could check the reverse lights and told me both werent working. How was I supposed to know? I didnt even know they were supposed to light when you stepped on them. I am no longer laughing. It was terribly naive of me to have driven the vehicle then endangering others now I think about it.
So they wrote me a ticket and off I went to pay the fine as well as take the car to the electrician's place to get the brake and reverse lights fixed. At the electrician's, afterall the work was done, I got into my car and drove off. The electrician's place was at the top of a slope and when I was about going down the slope, I stepped on the brakes as a precautionary measure but my brakes failed. I was petrified. I couldnt believe my eyes. What was I going to do? And it was a very busy road too with all the 'okadas' around who if pushed down would unleash justice perpetrator of the evil. I was like OMG! I'm going to hit another car or worse still hit someone but luckily, my instincts swung into action and since there was no car coming from the opposite direction, I swerved the car into the nearest premises where I had seen a heap of sand hoping the sand would stop the car. The car hit the heap and started to roll back. I was petrified it would take my back onto the road I had just come from cos of the slope but thankfully, my front bender caught the framework of the garage shed which was next to the heap of sand and the car was held in one place.
The owners of the premises came out to find out what was happening. A crowd had started to gather. I was shaking and petrified and mortified at the same time. The lady who owned the premises was someone who worked in my father's office and recognised me (I didnt even know that was her house when I swung in there or that she lived there) and I was so embarrased. But they were all so kind to me as they all seemed to think it was no fault of mine since it was a brake failure. She got someone to drive me and my car back home. I was literally in shock and shaking all the way home.
Later on, I was informed that the electricians had made a vital mistake. Since they had worked on the brakes, they should have 'bled' the brakes after and topped up the hydraulic fluid but they didnt and that was what had caused the brake failure cos it happened immediately I drove out of their workshop. I remember another time I was speeding and my front tyre burst. Luckily, I had heard so many stories about not stepping on the brakes when you had a burst tyre and was able to not step on the brakes and bring the car to a stop and change the spoilt tire and continue on my journey.
I'm glad I can say now, I have been enligtened and I have repented from my days of rough driving. LOL!! If I am stopped by FRSC today, I can proudly say:
- Fire Extinguisher - Check
- Triangle - Check
- Other things - Check. LOL!!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Some metres away from the bustop, I though I could see skin poking out from underneath a suit already standing at the bustop but thought to myself, "No, that cant be". Must be my sunglasses playing tricks on my mind cos I havent worn them in such a long while. Just to make sure, I removed my sunglasses from its precarious position on my face and proceeded to verify that I was actually seeing what I thought I was seeing.
Alas, my senses or is it my thoughts still told me I could see flesh jutting out from underneath a well dressed suit and so I proceeded to wipe out my camera phone & take some first hand evidence/pictures from a very, very safe distance to confirm that I wasnt seeing double. LOL!! The picture below was confirmation that I hadnt gone bonkers. LOL!!